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medications for ADHD child?

Are there any organic supplements a child with ADHD could take to stay away from prescription meds? I'm scared to start my 9 yr old on meds for this but his behavior is out of control. He needs something but I'm not sure what to do for him. I'm not sure I trust the mental health community with this or that they are providing us with enough information on long term effects of meds.


Asked by shrinkydink68 at 10:49 PM on Jul. 17, 2008 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • I'm guessing valium is out of the question, huh? lol

    Answer by admckenzie at 1:16 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • My daughter is 10 and we've tried alot of the ADHD meds with not alot of sucess. We just resently start her on Omega 3-6-9(fish oil) and started going to new clinic her in the Woodlands. Also DHA is suppose to help.

    Answer by Busymom2293 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 17, 2008

  • My daughter is 10 years old--she takes Adderall for her ADHD--if you are worried about the mental health community--you are not seeing the right doctors. Find a doctor that you are comfortable with---then you will be comfortable with whatever medication he or she prescribes. If not, thats what 2nd opinions are for!

    Answer by kgcmomma at 12:52 AM on Jul. 18, 2008

  • Study Indicates Omega-3 Supplements Rapidly Eliminate ADD, ADHD ...
    Aug 15, 2007 ... Organic, Naturally Occurring Vitamins & Supplements ... "What this study shows is that every child with ADD, bipolar or any other mood ...

    Answer by vbruno at 1:51 AM on Jul. 18, 2008